I had a nice routine earlier this year. Dark curtains over the windows to block out the light. I lock the door to my room. I light incense, pray quite a bit and do some loving-kindness meditation. If I had time for it too, I would meditate for a few hours earlier in the day, concentration meditation. Then I make a calming tea. I pray a bit more before I ingest. Then, when it's in my mouth chewing, I'm asking to be protected and generally showing the world and myself love. Then, I sit down on a mattress on the floor against the wall in the dark and wait. Meditate some more, loving-kindness or whatever until my mind goes. Drinking the tea until it's gone. Lovely times. No music, usually. Music works better for me afterwards. But, I haven't used a large dose in a long time.
I have some odd habits that have come to make a more positive experience. I tend to invoke avatar-ish presences I've encountered in earlier trips, asking for protection or healing. I sometimes visualize a pinkish ball arising out of my heart and encompassing the world or my room. And always expressing love, even if I can't feel it inside me. Afterwards, I tend to take a moment to bow down and say thank you. Three hours or a bit more of giving all my attention is good, not getting off too early, which in my opinion can lead to a negative swing.
Yet, I still think I have no idea where other people go and what other people experience. Psychedelics have taught me, as much of my life, that I'll never get what other people seem to possess. I'd vote that it's written into my mind's interpretation of reality, a great and fortunate trick.
Edited by Guy1298, 26 October 2018 - 05:29 PM.